Clifftop Critters is the twenty-sixth level in the semi-sequel to Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Donkey Kong Land III. It is also the second level of Tin Can Valley.
In the level, Dixie and Kiddy must go to the bottom of a cliffside. At the start, Kiddy can perform a roll jump to access an area with a Bear Coin and a Red Balloon. Clifftop Critters features several horizontal ropes with Klasps on them. Similar to Vertigo Verge, the Kongs must use these ropes to descend the mountain. Like most levels, there are dead-end paths leading to hidden items. At the end of the level, jumping over the Level Flag and following a trail of bananas leads to a Red Balloon. Clifftop Critters features several types of enemies, hence its name.
From the start of the level, the Kongs must journey to the west and make their way past a Knocka to a rope leading downwards. Climbing down this rope, without hitting any Buzzes, will take them to a lower area of the mountain, where they must climb a little farther down on a rope. From there, Kiddy and Dixie must head east and defeat some Re-Koils to find another rope. It will take them down to a few more ropes. Unless they want the DK Coin, the heroes should continue down the ropes and travel west again. After avoiding enemies, the monkeys will encounter another rope to climb down. They will end up on a lone, sideways rope from there. They must drop down from this rope and fall through a few more to land reach an even lower level of the mountain they are on. There, they must walk to the east and make it up a steep path to find the level's Star Barrel.
Halfway through the level, the heroes will need to journey down some nearby ropes. As they get down, they should beware of Klasps grabbing along the lines. At the next area, they must travel west and fall down more ropes, still dodging some Klasps. Soon, the Kongs will find themselves near a barrel. They should jump into it and shoot around the mountain in a U shape. After that, they will eventually come across a gap to jump into. Falling through it will take them to another sideways rope. Kiddy and Dixie must travel to the left on this and fall farther down the mountain. When they end up in the next area, they will need to follow some more ropes downward head east, where they must move along a rope to get over two Buzzes. After passing another pair of Buzzes, the group should jump down a few platforms and grab onto a rope below them. There will be a lot of open space around them at this point, although there will be Klasps crawling along the ropes nearby. The heroes will have to drop down several ropes in the area and make it down another abyss to the west. If they continue west from here, they will find the flagpole. Touching it will end the level.
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